Early learning teacher profile: Joanne Cass
I enjoy getting to work as part of a team – especially with mixed aged children, and siblings.
I grew up in West Auckland.
Why I love ECE teaching
I enjoy getting to work as part of a team –
especially with mixed aged children, and siblings.
You also get to see them working together.
A lot of the older children will help the younger ones. For example if a young child falls over, an older one will run up and check they are alright.
How I got into ECE teaching
I always wanted to teach young children.
I grew up with a sister who has disabilities so I developed that empathy early on, which you need as a teacher.
I went with my sister to activities and support groups, and feel like I have been immersed in education from a young age.
Most rewarding moment
When a boy, who was having difficulty learning how to speak, said a new word.
He suddenly said: “Ocean”.
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